Shasta Lake Browns looking good!

Mark Simons of Redding with a beautiful Shasta Lake brown trout!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake for brown trout and we came up with a few great fish for Mark.  It didn't take long to hook up our first brown trolling on the surface before the sun hit the water.  We hit a double Spotted bass hook up trolling the surface as well.  Finally our last brown came once again right on the surface.  The take down was savage and the fight was on!  White Arctic Fox Trolling Flies had two long take downs, but the trout came off shortly after hooking into them.  Great day of fishing overall!  The bite should remain steady until the weather changes so get out there and take advantage of all the great fishing we have right now!

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.